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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.154
People
Cosmo Alexander, British (Aberdeen, Scotland 1724 - 1772 Edinburgh, Scotland)
Title
Catherine Ross Gurney (Mrs. Henry Gurney)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1766
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/311308
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
130.2 x 104.1 cm (51 1/4 x 41 in.)
framed: 149.9 x 124.5 x 6.4 cm (59 x 49 x 2 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Captain Gurney, husband of Catherine Ross (daughter of John Ross); General Meredith Read; Harmon Pumpelly Read, Albany, NY; Mrs. Maxwell Case; Grenville L. Winthrop; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.154
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

S.S. Conant, "The First Century of the Republic", Harper's Monthly Magazine (December 1876), vol. 52, no. 307, p. 699, p. 699

G.L.M. Goodfellow, "Cosmo Alexander in America", The Art Quarterly (Autumn 1965), vol. XXVI, no. 3, pp. 309-22, pp. 309-310, ill. p. 311

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), p. 239

John Wilmerding, ed., The Genius of American Painting, William Morrow & Company (New York, 1973), pp. 66-67, ill. p. 67

Pam McClellan Geddy, "Cosmo Alexander's Travels and Patrons in America", The Magazine Antiques (November 1977), vol. 112, pp. 972-78, p. 974

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 97, cat. 10, ill. p. 138

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 43, cat. 2, ill.

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